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'''Robert Anson Heinlein''' (; See also the biography at the end of ''For Us, the Living'', 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American people|American science-fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers", his controversial works continue to have an influential effect on the genre, and on modern culture more generally. Heinlein became one of the first science-fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as ''The Saturday Evening Post'' in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science-fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered the "Big Three" of science fiction authors.Robert J. Sawyer. [http://www.sfwriter.com/rmdeatho.htm "The Death of Science Fiction"] Among his most famous novels are the literary classic...
PseudonymAnson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, Caleb Saunders, Simon York
Birth nameRobert Anson Heinlein
Birth date{{Birth date|mf=yes|1907|7|7}}
Birth placeButler, Missouri, United States
Death date{{Death date and age|mf=yes|1988|5|8|1907|7|7}}
Death placeCarmel-by-the-Sea, California|Carmel, California, United States
OccupationNovelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter
NationalityAmericans|American
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Period1939–1988
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